Clock Barn Hampshire and Galloping Gourmet
We went to visit The Clock Barn two weeks ago and price was within our budget and we loved it!
It was only later when I saw the prices for Galloping Gourmet that I nearly had a heart attack!
I've always wanted a Spit Roast, buffet but they are asking for £72 per head plus an additional £6 per person for a spit roast and all this is not including VAT or nibbles for the evening reception!
As my family are from a Muslim background but my fiances aren't we've decided to not actively serve alcohol during the wedding. but to have a bar open for the evening reception for those guests who would like a drink. With the no alcohol taken in to account, Galloping Gourmet wouldn't offer any reduction on the price. Even though their £72 package price was based on reception drinks for guests as well as wine for the meal. They were happy to replace with fruit juices and alternatives but didn't think this should impact their package cost.
Overall, i'm really disappointed that such a beautiful venue could be let down by over expensive caterers. I've no doubt in my mind that Galloping Gourmet don't have wonderful food and even if we *did* stretch to this cost - out of principle I don't feel comfortable parting with so much money for catering.
That extra £3k / £4k here and there is the difference between a honeymoon, and a luxury out of this world honeymoon!
Has anyone else experienced this with wedding venues?